Lets just say straight up, Ultraviolet has some of the most beautiful writing I've ever seen in young adult literature. I'm not exaggerating. With each turn of the page, my jealousy grew over the brilliance of R. J. Anderson's prose. The main character, Allison, has a condition called Synesthesia which mixes up the way she perceives the information coming to her through her five senses. For example, she can see the color of sounds, feel personalities in words and taste when someone is lying. The descriptions showing the world from Allison's perspective are fascinating. Here's the twist, what is metaphor to the reader is real to the character. Brilliant!